Corr wins the award for a second time with his volley against Leyton Orient
Sharp-shooting Southend United striker Barry Corr has notched a remarkable double in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Ultimate Finish competition.
The 27-year-old striker followed up his success in the goal of the round feature in the Area Semi-Final by also claiming the Area Final award.
All three nominations came from the finalists who will be gracing Wembley on Sunday, April 7; Southend and Crewe Alexandra.
Brad Inman and AJ Leitch-Smith represented Crewe, but it was Corr’s half-volley in the second leg of the Southern Area Final against Leyton Orient which attracted 76 per cent of the vote to secure a landslide victory.
“It’s been a fantastic year for us in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and to reach Wembley is the icing on the cake,” said Corr.
“For me to win the Ultimate Finish prize twice in as many rounds is really special and I’d like to thank everybody for voting for me.”
Johnstone’s Paint Brand & Sponsorship Manager Ben Wilde added: “Considering the exceptional standard of goals we have had throughout the competition, for the same player to win the Ultimate Finish twice is a brilliant effort.
“Barry has clearly been the man to watch for net-busting strikes in this season’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and it was another excellent finish against Leyton Orient to not only win the award but help send Southend to Wembley.”
Fan Catherine Haycock, from Southend and who voted for Corr’s strike, was chosen at random as the winner of an iPad Nano.
Meanwhile, the Ultimate Finish Goal of the Seaon competition will be launched on April 22.
The competition will feature 10 goals consisting of each round’s winning strikes, the goals in the finals and the best runner-up.
A Play Station 3 and a FIFA 13 game will be available for one lucky fan who votes.